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Obituaries from November 2004

Juanita Welty (11/30/04)
Juanita Welty, the daughter of the late Charles and Jewell Baker Harris, was born in Russellville, Ark., on May 5, 1928, and died at her home in Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the age of 76. She was raised in Arkansas and had lived all her adult life in the Dexter area. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. She had been employed at Elder Manufacturing for 44 years as a press operator...
Roy Dale Rice, Jr. (11/30/04)
Roy Dale Rice, Jr., the son of the late Roy Dale Rice, Sr. and Annie Higgins Rice, was born Nov. 20, 1931, at Heber Springs, Ark., and died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 73. Mr. Rice was the owner/operator of Rice Auto Repair Shop...
John Richard Frost (11/28/04)
John Richard Frost, 63, died on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in Paducah, Ky. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Appleton, Ark., to Dolan and Tennie Hays Frost. Survivors include his sisters, Lulabell McGuire and husband, B.A., of Dexter, Vivian Beard of Matthews, Julie Hisaw and husband, Glen, of Dexter, and Evadean Jones of California; his children, Pennie Harrison of California, John Frost and wife Carol of Kentucky, James Frost and wife Rachel and Dolan Frost and wife Heather, all of California, and Ben Frost and wife Janice of Utah; and ten grandchildren.. ...
Ada Stacy (11/28/04)
Ada Stacy, daughter of the late Albert Eaton and Lois Wilson Eaton, was born Dec. 18, 1918, at Essex and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Stacy was of the General Baptist faith, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Maylinn Harvey (11/28/04)
Maylinn Harvey, infant daughter of John and Michelle Kiser Harvey of Bernie, was born Nov. 24, 2004, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Nov. 25, 2004, two hours after birth. Besides her parents, Maylinn is survived by one brother, Nathan Harvey of the home in Bernie; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Debbie Kiser of Bernie; her paternal grandparents, John and Linda Harvey of Aquilla; her maternal great-grandmothers, Dorothy Carroll of Bernie and Deloris Probst of Potosi.. ...
Ada Stacy (11/26/04)
Ada Stacy, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in the Cypress Point Nursing Care in Dexter at the age of 85. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Maylinn Harvey (11/26/04)
Maylinn Harvey, infant daughter of John and Michelle Kiser Harvey, was born on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, and died on Nov. 25, 2004, in the St. Francis Medical Center in at Cape Girardeau. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Allan Cleo England (11/26/04)
Allan Cleo England of Duvall, Wash., died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the age of 49. He was born on Nov. 30, 1954, in Dexter, the son of Cleo and Juanita England. He was raised in Dexter where he graduated from high school. Following high school, Allan served with the Airborne 4th Battalion...
Shirley Johnston (11/26/04)
Shirley Johnston, daughter of the late Fred J. Davis and Victoria Watkins Davis, was born on May 1, 1936 at Puxico and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on November 22, 2004 at the age of 68. Mrs. Johnston was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired sewing room supervisor for Elder Manufacturing in Dexter where she worked for 47 years and resident of Dexter...
Beulah Spangler (11/26/04)
Beulah Spangler, daughter of the late Kenneth John and Illa Mae Reynolds Kornegger, was born at Puxico Aug. 27, 1915, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. On Jan. 27, 1940, she was united in marriage to Elmer Spangler, who preceded her in death on May 7, 2002...
James A. "Jay" Hobbs (11/26/04)
James A. "Jay" Hobbs, the son of the late Frank and Hazel Hargrove Hobbs, was born in Dudley on June 21, 1923, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the age of 81. Mr. Hobbs had lived in California for 40 years before moving to Puxico in 1993. ...
Orvil R. King (11/26/04)
Orvil R. King, the son of the late Frank and Alemeda Coffman King, was born in Jerusalem, Ark., on Dec. 6, 1916, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the age of 87. Mr. King had lived in Circle City community and Essex all his life. ...
Shirley Johnston (11/24/04)
Shirley Johnston, daughter of the late Fred J. Davis and Victoria Watkins Davis, was born on May 1, 1936 at Puxico and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on November 22, 2004 at the age of 68. Mrs. Johnston was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired sewing room supervisor for Elder Manufacturing in Dexter where she worked for 47 years and resident of Dexter...
Gage Allan Garrett (11/23/04)
Gage Allan Garrett, son of Brian and Rachel Parker Garrett, was born at Poplar Bluff on Nov. 10, 2004, and died at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the age of eight days. Survivors include his parents, Brian and Rachel Garrett of Essex; a twin sister Serena Garrett of the home; his maternal grandparents, Kevin and Sharon Pullum of Bloomfield and Raymond Parker of Indiana; and his paternal grandfather, Tom Garrett and the late Alice Garrett...
John Richard Frost (11/23/04)
John Richard Frost, 63, died on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in Paducah, Ky. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Appleton, Ark., to Dolan and Tennie Hays Frost. Survivors include his sisters, Lulabell McGuire and husband, B.A., of Dexter, Vivian Beard of Matthews, Julie Hisaw and husband, Glen, of Dexter, and Evadean Jones of California; his children, Pennie Harrison of California, John Frost and wife Carol of Kentucky, James Frost and wife Rachel and Dolan Frost and wife Heather, all of California, and Ben Frost and wife Janice of Utah.. ...
Hugh Mick (11/23/04)
Hugh Michael Mick, son of Mike and Teresa Harrison Mick of Dexter, was born on Dec. 28, 1972, at Pine Bluff, Ark., and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at the age of 31. He was of the Baptist faith, the owner of Fitness Connection in Dexter where he worked with clients as a personal trainer, a graduate of Arkansas State University and a resident of Dexter...
Shirley Johnston (11/23/04)
Shirley Johnston, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Health Care North Campus at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Lelan J. "Peewee" Pointer (11/22/04)
Lelan J. "Peewee" Pointer, son of the late Ginger and Jewell Allison Pointer, was born at Bernie, Missouri on May 16, 1931 and departed this life in the University Hospital at Tampa, Florida on November 17, 2004 at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 1 day...
Hugh Mick (11/22/04)
Hugh Mick, a resident of Dexter, passed away on November 19, 2004 in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 31. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Donald R. "Don" Coleman (11/19/04)
Donald R. "Don" Coleman, son of the late Joe E. Coleman and Ruby Mae McCormick Coleman, was born in Dexter on Aug. 4, 1943, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at the age of 61. Mr. Coleman had resided in Dexter most of his life. He owned and operated Don Coleman Construction Company. Mr. Coleman served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War...
Helen McBride (11/19/04)
Helen McBride, 78, of Dexter, died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Nov. 18, 2004. A complete obituary will be published later or you may call the Watkins information line at 573-624-9600 in Dexter or toll free at 888-860-9600.
Jack Chadwell (11/18/04)
Jack Chadwell, son of the late Orlin and Alma Chadwell, was born at Dexter on Jan. 17, 1944, and died at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters on Nov. 16, 2004, at the age of 60. Mr. Chadwell was a 1963 graduate of Dexter High School but had been resident of St. Louis area for several years where he was employed at McDonnell Aircraft...
Thomas J. Monroe (11/18/04)
Thomas Jefferson Monroe, son of the late Lawrence and Claudine Morse Monroe, was born at Bloomfield on Nov. 8, 1946, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at the age of 58. Mr. Monroe had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community. He was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439 and a Charter Member of the Dexter Eagles Club...
Thomas Monroe (11/17/04)
Thomas Monroe, a resident of Bloomfield, died Nov. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Albert T. Wilson (11/16/04)
Albert T. Wilson, the son of the late John and Orene Norvell Wilson, was born in Clarksville, Ark., on March 4, 1923, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at the age of 81. On April 3, 1948, he married Lois J. Hammonds in Piggott, Ark...
Albert Wilson (11/15/04)
Albert T. Wilson, 81, and a resident if 705 North Sassafras Street in Dexter dies at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Hospital in Dexter November 12, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter. Burial will be in the Hagy Cemetery...
Albert Armes (11/15/04)
Albert C. Armes, son of the late George and Agnes Atherton Armes was born at Essex, on August 4, 1920 and died at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau on November 12, 2004 at the age of 84. Mr. Armes spent most of his life in Stoddard County. ...
Carl Ragsdel, Jr. (11/11/04)
Carl Ragsdel, Jr., son of the late Carl Ragsdel, Sr., and Ella Davis Ragsdel, was born Sept. 7, 1924, at White Oak and died in the Tampa General Hospital at Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at the age of 80. Mr. Ragsdel was of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the United States Army serving in World War II, a member of the Cornerstone Masonic Lodge #659 in LaHabra, Fla., and a resident of Lake Placid, Fla...
Kenneth Petigo (11/11/04)
Kenneth Petigo, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sallie Mae Roberts Petigo, was born in Fulton, Miss., on March 13, 1935, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at the age of 69. Mr. Petigo had lived in Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Illinois before moving to Missouri. He lived in the Sikeston and Matthews communities until moving to Essex in 1998. He was a member of the Essex Apostolic Church...
Arvel Dewayne Cox (11/09/04)
Arvel Dewayne Cox of Malden was born Nov. 30, 1947, the son of Arvel E. and Rosetta Kean Cox, and died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Southeast Missour Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was of the General Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Mike Cox of Bloomfield; one daughter, Kim Meers of Dexter; one brother, Ronnie Cox of Malden; and two sisters, Shirley Brawner of Ellisville and Peggy Cooper of Chesterfield...
Vonda Marlene Maschmeyer (11/09/04)
Vonda Marlene Maschmeyer, 77, of Dexter, was born March 9, 1927, in Stoddard County, the daughter of the late David and Bessie Cooper Bollinger, and died Nov. 5, 2004, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. She had been the secretary at Bootheel Food Bank in Sikeston. She was a member of the Church on the Rock in Sikeston...
Clara Pullum (11/09/04)
Clara Pullum, daughter of the late Alva "Stubby" Walker and Lacy Hill Walker, was born Dec. 4, 1933, at Bernie and died in the Fountainbleau Lodge at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at the age of 70. Mrs. Pullum was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter, a homemaker, and a former resident of Dexter currently residing at Cape Girardeau...
Safiya Jalal (11/09/04)
Safiya Jalal, daughter of Dr. Reza Jalal and Dr. Mekha Reza of Dexter, was born on Feb. 12, 2004, at Cape Girardeau and died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at her residence in Dexter at the age of eight months. Besides her parents, survivors include grandparents; one brother, Hamza Jalal, and one sister, Sabriya Jalal, both of the home in Dexter...
Hazel I. Storms (11/09/04)
Hazel I. Storms, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Johnson County, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Mary Alice Johnson Clark. On Jan. 13, 1934, at Benton, she and Ermon Storms were united in marriage; he survives of the home...
Paul Childers (11/09/04)
Paul Childers, 65, of Sikeston, died at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 12, 1939, at Anniston to the late Ed and Joy Collins Childers. He was a truck driver for General Motors Corporation and had formerly served in the Missouri National Guard at Charleston. He was also a member of the Sikeston Eagles Aerie #3319 in Sikeston...
Lewis W. Akin (11/05/04)
Lewis W. Akin was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Dudley and died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 56. He lived in Flint, Mich., for about 15 years and had served in the Army during Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed mechanic...
Scotty Arthur (11/04/04)
William Scott Arthur, 28, son of Charles W. Arthur and Freda Robbins McAnally, was born at Dexter on Oct. 14, 1976, and died at his home in rural Essex on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004. Mr. Arthur spent most of his life in the Essex Community and attended Richland Schools. He was employed several years at Hampton Farms...
Lewis W. Akin (11/04/04)
Lewis W. Akin was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Dudley and died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 56. He lived in Flint, Mich., for about 15 years and had served in the Army during Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed mechanic...
James Edwin Routsaw (11/03/04)
James Edwin Routsaw, the son of the late James and Arminta Fletcher Routsaw, was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Dec. 25, 1921, and died at his home near Dudley on Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at the age of 82. Mr. Routsaw had resided in Dudley since 1991. He was a former resident of Michigan and was a member of the Catholic Church...
Berta Aslin (11/03/04)
Berta Jean Wallace Aslin, 71, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her mother's home in Bloomfield. She was born May 21, 1933, in Sikeston and lived a wonderful life in many locations across the country. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with services following at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ron Dunavin, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield officating...
William S. Arthur (11/03/04)
William S. Arthur, 28, died at his home in rural Essex on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Berta Aslin (11/02/04)
Berta Aslin died at her residence in Bloomfield on Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
John S. Copeland (11/02/04)
John Copeland, son of the late Jesse J. Copeland and Lana Peden Copeland, was born on June 27, 1912, at Westville, Okla., and died at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield on Nov. 1, 2004, at the age of 92. Mr. Copeland was a resident of Bloomfield for the past two years, a self-employed lumberjack, and was of the Baptist faith...
Ronald Paul Willcut (11/02/04)
Ronald Paul Willcut, 66, a resident of Malden, was born Aug. 25, 1938, at Culp, Ill., the son of the late Richard "Dick" Willcut and Ollie Walters Willcut, and died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. He was a member of Stanfield Missionary Baptist Church in Clarkton. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and former shop steward for United Metal Workers Union. He was retired from Federal Mogul in Malden...
Roscoe M. Duncan (11/01/04)
Roscoe M. Duncan, the son of the late Ben A. and Ella Chappell Duncan, was born in Osceola, Ark., on May 1, 1919, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the age of 85. Mr. Duncan resided in Dexter since 1992 where he attended Calvary Baptist Church. ...
James Moore (11/01/04)
James T. Moore, a resident of Dexter, was born on Dec. 22, 1915, in Paragould, Ark., and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the age of 88. Mr. Moore was a former railroad conductor with Union Pacific and Cottonbelt Railroad, a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Dexter and Hornersville, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dexter and Hornersville, and a member of the Shriner Organization...